35 Ways You Know You Were Born in the 60’s « Shoot Me Now

Shoot Me Now35 Ways You Know You Were Born in the 60’s

35 Ways You Know You Were Born in the 60’s
Published on Thursday, April 23, 2009 by

clackersI am enjoying participating in Problogger.Net’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge.  Today’s “assignment” (it’s like I’m in school again!) is to write a “list post.” 

Since I’ve been ruminating about the fact that I am getting crazy old at 43, I thought I would look back at my childhood and remember days gone by. 


You know you were born in the 60’s when:

  • When you were a kid, your station wagon’s rear seat faced backwards.
  • When you hear Sting singing, “I want my MTV,” you flash back to the beginning of, you guessed it, MTV!
  • You remember the song, “Convoy.”
  • You or your friend had a tape player that held two cassettes, so you could copy one tape to another.
  • You had big hair at one point in your life.
  • You remember, “The Spirit of 76!”
  • Everyone had cap guns.
  • You had clackers before they were pulled off the market due to eye injuries.
  • Stores sold candy cigarettes that you could blow into and “smoke” would come out.
  • You were of legal drinking age when you turned 18.
  • School locker rooms had showers.
  • After breakfast you went outside and didn’t come back until dinner, except perhaps for a lunch break.
  • The first handheld game was football.slime with worms trashcan
  • You remember the first Rubix cube.
  • You knew a “brain” who could do the Rubix cube in a few seconds flat.
  • Instead of using body boards, you rode waves on blue and red canvas rafts.
  • Your parents would watch the news at 6:00 and it was borrriiinnngggg!
  • Your first record player had two speeds.
  • You wore nice clothing when going on an airplane.
  • Two words.  Clogs and Candies.
  • You owned a Jellybean Jacket. Mine was blue!
  • You had a bubble umbrella.
  • When you were young, you had a banana seat on your bike.
  • You knew someone who had a Flexy.
  • McDonald’s was “over one million sold.”
  • You collected bottles for money.
  • You chewed “Smooth and Juicy” bubble gum.
  • You remember Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor.
  • There was no such thing as pizza delivery.
  • You got up to change the channel.
  • Coffee was percolated.
  • There were no microwaves.
  • You had a pet rock.
  • You had slime with worms.
  • Bazooka Bubble Gum cartoons would sometimes have the note, “Help, I’m trapped in a bubble gum factory!” on them.

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